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1873-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8332
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
31,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 100 R-8.0 18 / 106 TIE 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 106
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade
1 AU58 PCGS grade
1 AU58 PCGS grade
1 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU53 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1873-S is extremely rare in any condition. It is more rare than the 1868-S, 1869-S, 1871-S or 1872-S and is equal in rarity to the 1870-S. Almost all known specimens are well worn. All 1873-S Half Eagles have a Closed 3 in the date, and the mintmark is always weak.
David Hall:

I believe the 1873-S $5 Liberty may be unknown in mint state condition. I have never seen one and I can find no auction records of one ever offered as uncirculated.